User defined velocity units

Overview

The default unit for all velocity and speed data is rpm

The default unit for all acceleration and deceleration data is rpm/s

In the case that the application requires a higher precision in velocity, the unit can be configured by the user through object 0x60A9 SI unit velocity.

Supported values are:

  • 1 rpm (default value)
  • 0.1 rpm
  • 0.01 rpm
  • 0.001 rpm

Attention

As soon as this object is changed, all related objects and subitems also use the chosen unit and must be scaled accordingly. Unexpected behavior and accidents can occur if the chosen unit is not taken into account. For more information please refer to “Objects affected by changes of the velocity unit”.

Usage

To configure the velocity unit write the following values through SDO to object 0x60A9 SI unit velocity:

  • 1 rpm (value 0x00B44700 or 0d11814656) - default
  • 0.1 rpm (value 0xFFB44700 or 0d4290004736)
  • 0.01 rpm (value 0xFEB44700 or 0d4273227520)
  • 0.001 rpm (value 0xFDB44700 or 0d4256450304)

Since version 19.​1.​0 of OBLAC Drives this can be done directly in the UI using Quick Open:

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After changing the unit please change all speeds /acceleration objects according to the new precision (see section below for details).

Click on “save to device” to keep the configuration.

Objects affected by changes of the velocity unit

  • 0x606B Velocity demand value
  • 0x606C Velocity actual value
  • 0x606D Velocity window
  • 0x606F Velocity threshold
  • 0x6080 Max motor speed
  • 0x6081 Profile velocity
  • 0x6083 Profile acceleration
  • 0x6084 Profile deceleration
  • 0x6085 Quick stop deceleration
  • 0x609A Homing acceleration
  • 0x60B1 Velocity offset
  • 0x60FA Control effort
  • 0x60FF Target velocity
  • 0x230B Secondary velocity value

These subitems are also affected by the value:

  • 0x2010:6 Field weakening starting speed
  • 0x2010:7 Field weakening ending speed
  • 0x2013:2 Threshold velocity 0
  • 0x2013:11Threshold velocity 1
  • 0x6099:1 Speed during search for switch
  • 0x6099:2 Speed during search for zero

Example

When a dual-sensor setup is used with one encoder mounted after a reducer with a gear ratio of 1:100 the default velocity unit rpm causes severe inaccuracy in the motion control.

  1. In OBLAC Drives choose 0.001 RPM for SI unit velocity.

    When using a version of OBLAC Drives before 19.1.0, manually write 0d4256450304 to object 0x60A9 SI unit velocity through SDO. The terminal of OBLAC Drives can be used for this operation with the following code line:

ethercat download -p0 0x60A9 4256450304
  1. In OBLAC Drives, accordingly scale the related data:

Data commonly used:

  • 0x6080 Max motor speed
  • 0x6085 Quick stop deceleration

When using homing functions

  • 0x609A Homing acceleration
  • 0x6099:1 Speed during search for switch
  • 0x6099:2 Speed during search for zero

When using gain scheduling for PID controller

  • 0x2013:2 Threshold velocity 0
  • 0x2013:11Threshold velocity 1

When using field weakening

  • 0x2010:6 Field weakening starting speed
  • 0x2010:7 Field weakening ending speed

When using velocity supervision

  • 0x606D Velocity window

When using a self-defined threshold for zero velocity

  • 0x606F Velocity threshold
  1. In OBLAC Drives, click “SAVE TO DEVICE” to save the configuration to the drive permanently.

  2. In the master, accordingly read / write the data with the new unit 0.001 rpm

    • 0x60FF Target velocity
    • 0x606B Velocity demand value
    • 0x606C Velocity actual value
    • 0x60B1 Velocity offset
    • 0x60FA Control effort
    • 0x230B Secondary velocity value
    • 0x6081 Profile velocity
    • 0x6083 Profile acceleration
    • 0x6084 Profile deceleration